Do you ever wish there were a set rules on how to be a good parent? Well, The Rules of Parenting: A Personal Code for Raising Happy, Confident Children by Richard Templar.
From Amazon.com: “There are lots of wrong ways to bring up your kids, but there are lots of right ones, too. There’s no list of instructions you have to follow to the letter if you don’t want your child to end up a loser. The Rules of Parenting presents the principles to follow which you can adapt to suit you and your children. Beginning with the first rule “Relax” and continuing through 100 rules, this book presents a guide to everything a parent needs to know from toddling, school, boyfriends or girlfriends, through driving lessons and college. The book begins with a section that covers the most important rules, The Rules for Staying Sane. The rest of the sections cover the some of the big questions of parenting, including the Attitude Rules, the Discipline Rules, the Sibling Rules, the School Rules, the Teenage Rules, the Crisis Rules, all the way up to the Grown-up Rules. “
I had the opportunity to review this book and although I didn’t agree with everything in it, I found it to be entertaining and a great read. There were a lot of helpful advice that really made me sit down and think about the way I’m raising my girls.
I especially liked rule #1: Relax.
“Really good parents expect their children to be noisy, messy, bouncy, squabbly, whiny, and covered in mud. They take it all in stride. They know they’ve got 18 years to turn these small creatures into respectable grown-ups, and they pace themselves. No rush to get them acting like adults - they’ll get there in good time.”
So true. And something I definitely need to work on. I need to try to remember that my girls are just kids and kids make noise and messes. I need to remember to let them just be kids sometimes.
Purchase your copy of The Rules of Parenting from Amazon.com today for $11.55.
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